Consumer Cellular strives to make cell phone usage as easy and universal as possible. That's one reason why we offer a no-contract service, with rates as low as $10 a month. And it's also why we seek out and offer a range of accessible solutions. We believe the right phone and service combination can help people with disabilities remain independent and enable them to participate in day-to-day activities that many others take for granted.
For our customers who experience hearing loss, we recommend a choice of two wireless communication options: a free Smartphone app (Hamilton Mobile CapTel®), or one of our own hearing aide compatible cell phones.
You may download the Hamilton Mobile CapTel App on your own at any time. The app is available for both iPhones and Android devices. It enables you to read captions of what's being said to you during cell phone conversations as you listen and talk with people on the go! Similar to captions on a television, word-for-word transcriptions of what's said are displayed on your cell phone. The app is free and fully compatible with our iPhone 3GS or any of our Android smartphones. Read more information on the Hamilton Mobile CapTel App.
Our second option is to use one of our hearing aid compatible cell phones. Hearing aid compatible cell phones are designed from the ground up to reduce or eliminate hearing aid interference. Additionally, such cell phones typically include built-in Bluetooth technology.
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If you're a person with visual difficulties, the last thing you want or need is a cell phone with a tiny screen and hard to read text. Fortunately, Consumer Cellular offers what many consider the most vision-friendly cell phone: the Doro PhoneEasy 618. This phone features an easy-to-read color display with large text; big, clearly separated buttons; and a range of other useful features, from speakerphone to Bluetooth compatibility.
Using a cell phone can sometimes require nimble fingers. But if your current cell phone is too small for you to comfortably press keys, then you might want to look for an easier cell phone to use, one with big buttons, such as the Doro PhoneEasy 618.
Another option for people with limited dexterity is the voice recognition feature available on any of our smartphones. This feature can help you easily overcome both visual and dexterity hurdles. With a smartphone, instead of using the keypad, say “Call Mom” and the phone will dial the number for you. No typing is necessary for text messaging, just say the words and your smartphone will do the rest.
As cell phone technology ages — and improves with age — features continually will be added, making and keeping wireless communication more accessible and user-friendly for a wider audience. And that's the way it should be. Cell phones designed for all.